When I was growing up in the '80s, one of my favorite movies was Sixteen Candles. I can quote many many lines. I'm guessing at least half of the movie I know by heart. Today we walked into an office building on Wilshire and who was there but Gedde Watanabe, the actor who played "Long Duk Dong." Surreal. He's actually balding now. As usual when I see someone like this, I don't muster up the nerve to say 'hi' which is especially unfortunate this time because how awesome would it be to have a picture of Abe with the talent who immortalized the words, "Where is my automobeeeel?"
We walked into this office and the receptionist told us that her father was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi of all places, my home town.
On the way out, this woman stopped us to ask, "Are you Ted Rooney?" It turns out she had recognized Abe from an email Ted had sent to her husband who recently built our garage. Huh? Turns out this woman does voice-over work and is represented by the same agency as Ted. Ted knows her husband very well. As we were talking, we discovered that she is a rep for an international cosmetics company that one of my oldest friends, Stacie, is executive vice-president of. Weird, weird, weird. What are the chances?
So this evening, they came by to visit, bringing us lots of organic, natural baby care products.
We've been giggling at Abe in this hat all afternoon. He's rolling around here on the blanket some of the Gladney caregivers made for him. I'm looking forward to getting to writing more about our trip once we get back to Oregon. We're leaving tomorrow and will be introducing Abe to friends and family there. Fun. It'll be nice to get into a normal rhythm and to see our dear cats again.
More later...in the meantime, feel free to giggle at the silly hat too. We love it.